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's kind express toll lane will open on interstate 680. >> the drivers will use the new 14-mile southbound expressway lane from pleasetantton to milpitas. it allows you to use the lane for a price. that starts out at just 30 cents when there's no traffic but as the freeway gets more congested, the price goes up to as much as $6. drivers need a fas trak transponder and signs alert the drivers to the designated entry and exit points. we'll have a live report from jenelle wang in the next half hour and megan will have traffic updates throughout the morning. >> traffic use has grown since 2006 when officials set a goal of 70% usage. the latest survey shows that goal has almost been reached with 68.6% of bridge users now having fas trak. the number of morning drivers on the bay bridge using fas trak has nearly doubled to nearly 77%. >> pg&e could release a list of its 100 riskiest pipeline locations as soon as today. this comes after pressure from federal and state leaders including governor schwarzenegger. the utility isn't saying exactly what it plans to do but it could release the list along
thomas. >> in just a few hours, the san mateo county coroner will give us an update on the number of victims of the san bruno explosion and fire and dozens of residents are wondering what happens next after they took an emotional tour of their neighborhood last night. terry mcsweeney is live. >> some people don't want to go back? >> even though they can. the coroner expected to update us today on the number of dead. we have four officially dead. three of them have been i.d.'d publicly. last night there was a townhall meeting at the church of the highlands. hundreds of people turned out and many questioned the wisdom of going back. jackie spear is there is offering assurance. >> the truth of the matter is this kind of explosion is extremely rare. it's happened maybe two times in the country. >> it's still running through a neighborhood. it's under my house. there are areas of the pipe that you can't access. >> some people have no home to return to. they were given a bus tour yesterday what remains of their home. some have been red-tagged and some homes have been demolished by last
. always sounds good to say that. friday morning. thank you for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. let's begin with a stunning new possibility in the investigation into the san bruno blast this morning. pg&e are looking into a bacterial cause and what's most frightening is it can be found anywhere. jenelle is live with the latest. jenelle? >> kristen, this has happened before ten years ago in the new mexico desert. a 13-inch transmission line just like the one that ran through the san bruno neighborhood ruptured killing 3 young children. called influence corrosion. microbes that go undetected in a tiny pool of stagnant water in the pipeline and eating away at the metal causing it to corrode. pg&e told state regulators last year that there was ongoing concern about the potential for internal corrosion along the 46-mile pipeline that ran from san francisco through san bruno down to milpitas. the corrosion has shown up in several tests along the line. an environmental microbe biologist outside of pg&e said any pipe as old as this one could have microbes hiding inside of it. the o
for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. let's get you the latest. one person is dead, confirmed dead, 20 injured and hundreds more homeless this morning after the natural gas explosion ignited a fire storm in san bruno. >> several homes are still burning more than ten hours after that massive fireball engulfed the neighborhood. the flames destroyed 53 homes, damaged another 120 at least. firefighters tell us they've contained about 50% of this fire but there's no word on when residents will be allowed back in to see what's left of their homes. >> we have several reports for you this morning, eric. >> our coverage begins with terry mcsweeney near where the gas main ruptured. terry's going to walk us through what happened. good morning. >> yeah. i've gotta tell you the latest right now is that the san bruno police are moving all the media an additional block away from the scene. a scene that has been declared a crime scene by san bruno police. eric, you were asking me a few minutes ago if it was something more sinister than just making sure that the police can totally control the
. theresa garcia is on the scene and will be joining us live with more on this breaking story in just a few minutes. we're also following developing news in san francisco where right now an intersection is closed as police investigate a nasty early morning accident that sent four people to the hospital. this happened at the intersection of chestnut. two cars collided and look at that, one of them flipped. all four people taken to the hospital are said to have serious injuries. no word on when that intersection will be open. frances will be keeping an eye on that. >> the latest on the deadly gas line explosion in san bruno. this morning officials plan to warn homeowners about fraudulent contractors who may try to scam those looking to rebuild. the city is putting a price tag so far on last week's disaster. private property sustained more than $31 million in damage. that includes 37 homes which were destroyed and another 19 which need major repairs. the disaster caused more than $6.5 million to public property including streets and sidewalks. the national transportation safety board expects t
the morning with a fatal accident. we have theresa garcia that's going to bring us a live report. on the freeways though it's looking good with no delays at the bay bridge toll plaza. >> good morning. thanks for joining us on this tuesday. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. oakland police hope to release more information about two separate sexual assaults on women walking near lake merit. the attacks happened sunday night in what police describe as secluded areas of the neighborhood. the victims were walking home when the man accosted, robbed and assaulted them. the same person may be responsible for both attacks. the victim say the man was carrying an undisclosed weapon. police are warning residents to stay in well-lighted populated areas and pay specific attention to their surroundings when getting in and out of their cars. in south san jose, sheriff deputies and offering a warning along jogging trails. a woman jogging alone, a trail on snow road, the attacker pushed a woman into an ak -- aqueduct and then tried to sexually assault her. they're trying to determine if he was r
monday morning. 4:30 a.m.. thank you so much for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. let's begin with the latest developments on the san bruno fire at 4:30. the casualty count stands at four confirmed dead and four others still missing. two missing residents were located yesterday safe and sound. ntsb investigators are taking the ruptured section of pipe now to washington d.c. where it will be reconnected on both ends from sections removed from the crater. they have ordered pg&e to immediately step up inspections of its gas pipeline system statewide and this morning at 10:00, the owners of 48 red tagged homes deemed unsafe will get further instructses how to proceed with disaster assistance. >> the investigation so far has not determined just how the fire ignited or what might have caused the pipeline to leak before the blast. allen wang reports on federal investigators who need firsthand accounts details the blast site both before and immediately after the initial explosion. >> mtsb investigators are turning their attention to the anatomy of the explosion. the 28 foot se
-around is several months away. it's 4:31. thank you for joining us. >> san francisco police have two suspects in custody following a fatal shooting and assault on two people inside a bayview district home. it happened after 11:00 last night when two suspects knocked on a front door. the man who opened the door got into an aringment. the quarrel turned physical and one of the suspects shot and killed the man at the door. a second victim in the house was assaulted and taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. >> federal investigators are trying to determine whether the san bruno fire began as a slow gas leak or the pipeline breaking up all at once. four are confirmed dead and three are still missing. the explosion and fire destroyed 37 homes and significantly damaged 19 others. so far 321 residents have been allowed to return home. ntsb investigators received almost 90 e-mails from people in the area who smelled gas before the fire which could suggest a leak rather than a catastrophic failure. but only one reported gas smell to pg&e and that was several weeks before the fire. th
the day ahead. thank you for joining us this tuesday. >> we have powerful air conditioning in here and you're probably turning yours on as well. >> mike, how was today compared to yesterday? >> it will be a lot like yesterday, hot everywhere but the coast. in the east bay and also into the south bay. everybody else should be in the moderate category so no problem with ground-based ozone. those with air quality problems, elderly and respiratory problems and the young. could be records again. near 100 santa rosa, concord, fairfield, antioch, livermore, morgan hill. upper 90s san jose and also palo alto up to napa and san rafael. another scorcher. we'll show you that seven-day forecast and the cooling that's on the way. here's kristen and eric with more news. >> in the news, breaking news out of oakland where a six-year-old girl has been hit by gunfire while she was sleeping inside her home. it happened 2:45 this morning on east 16th street. it appears two to three gunmen opened fire on the home. the young girl was grazed. her mother was also asleep inside the house, was not hit. the girl was
hollyfield tells us more. >> a collage of pictures greeted mourners showing the vibrant life of these two victims. jackie and her daughter vanessa. >> they saw a video of vanessa. >> this video is her giving her reflex on the catholic faith and her confirmation ceremony in may. her words were so profound, they inspired the priest who will be giving the homily at her funeral tomorrow. >> i looked at it about three times. she spoke to me. i want to use her words. >> jackie and vanessa died a week ago in the san bruno explosion and fire that killed at least four people. >> i want people to know that this should never have happened. that they didn't deserve -- they were home making dinner, doing homework. >> janessa was an eighth grader, president of the student council, a dancer and honor student. her classmates are determined to keep her memory alive. >> she's part of this class of 2011 and she's a big part of it. we're not going to forget that. we're keeping her picture up. right now her desk is here with all her things in it. >> the sudden death of the two has made them realize the import
're used to. >> a. c. transit is in a contract dispute with its labor union and officials say if the union would make some compromises, some of these cuts could be prevented. if that doesn't happen, the cuts will go into effect in december. in oakland, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. >> bart is looking for additional revenue. its board is set to me to consider selling more advertising. bart is looking at selling the naming rights to stations adding television monitors and striations and trains and putting up more wrap-around ads to raise extra cash. bart was one of the few transit agencies in the nation to end the fiscal year with a budget surplus. the board of presidents wants to develop more revenue options for possible problems in the future. bart directors are set to vote whether to rename the pleasant hill bart station. the contra costa times reports several business groups in the county redevelopment agency want to change the name of the station to pleasant hill contra costa center. those groups would cover the cost of the name change which includes new station signs, maps and schedules.
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